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Medical Negligence


Taylor Rose offers sensitive legal support in medical negligence cases.

Seeking medical treatment can be challenging, and if things go wrong, the consequences can be distressing. When a healthcare professional makes a mistake, the impact can be significant and enduring, not just for the patient but also for their family. In such a situation, it can be hard to know where to seek assistance.

Pursuing a medical negligence claim requires expertise. It is crucial to engage the services of specialist solicitors who can advocate for you effectively. Our team of expert solicitors possesses extensive experience in handling various types of medical negligence claims, making us an excellent starting point for your case.

We are committed to providing top quality legal services to medical negligence clients. We firmly believe that victims deserve specialized guidance and should have access to the best available rehabilitation, therapy, or any other required treatment, both presently and in the future.


Limitation period in medical negligence claims


It is crucial to understand that there is a limitation period within which court proceedings must be initiated for medical negligence. Generally, the time limit is three years from either the date of the negligent treatment or the date when a reasonable person in your position should have become aware of the injury. This is known as the “date of knowledge.”

However, there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, if a person is under 18, intellectually disabled or lacks the capacity to instruct a lawyer, the limitation period does not start running until the person recovers from the mental disability or gains capacity.

Determining the precise limitation date in a medical negligence case can be challenging, especially when it requires a medical assessment of the claimant’s mental capacity to establish whether they have a mental disability.

In cases involving individuals under 18 years of age at the time of the incident, the limitation period begins on their 18th birthday. Therefore, if a claim involves a child, the limitation period extends until they turn 21.


Contact our medical negligence team


While three years may sound like a long time, investigations into clinical negligence claims can be time-consuming. Therefore, if you suspect you have received negligent medical treatment, we urge you to contact out solicitors at the earliest opportunity. This will allow time for a thorough and comprehensive investigation of any potential claim to be conducted before the limitation period approaches.

If you require information about pursuing a claim, we encourage you to reach out to our team. Our lawyers will give you guidance on the circumstances of your claim, what you can seek compensation for, and your prospects of success.

To obtain legal advice and discuss your clinical negligence claim, please do not hesitate to contact us.